Entry from US English dictionary
A nourishing drink, especially barley water.
- ‘Hold your tongue!’ said the king, between two swallows of his ptisan.
- There are also many species of other drinks such as tea, ptisan and oolong tea and people drink one or more kinds of these drinks according to their preference.
Late Middle English: from Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisanē 'peeled barley'. Compare with tisane.
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